Credit card to be used to enter museums
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
Ömer Çelik. AA photoA project envisaging the use of credit cards as Museum Cards has been initiated with a collaboration between the Culture and Tourism Ministry and İş Bank. Culture and Tourism Minister Ömer Çelik said the card would enable holders to visit the same museum twice.
The project was announced yesterday at a press conference at Istanbul’s İş Bank Towers. “There has been a huge campaign on social sharing websites. People were able to enter a museum once a year, but people say it is not enough. Those who visit museums after work said they had very limited time. I am answering positively to this campaign and announce that people will have right to enter the same museum twice with the Museum Card from now on. People can easily finish their visit to a museum in this way. The Museum Card has become our identity card as the most important bridge and instrument that enables us [to access] hundreds of museums and ancient sites.”
Çelik also said teachers and students could enter museums unlimited times.
İş Bank General Director Adnan Bali said that with the project, the bank’s credit cards would serve as Museum Cards for one month in a year. He said 6 million credit cards had turned into Museum Cards.